A sidewalk is covered in snow in this Dec. 18, 2008, file photo. Though the song “White Christmas” has led many Americans to hope for a snowy holiday, some cities have a better chance than others, according to weather experts.
NYSE Euronext Executive Vice President Scott Cutler, center, is joined by Darth Vader and other “Star Wars” characters in ringing the opening bell Tuesday at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. To celebrate the continuing appeal of the “Star Wars” saga, Lucasfilm Ltd. executives and “Star Wars” characters visited the exchange.
Michigan State forward Raymar Morgan, left, has his shot rejected by Texas forward Gary Johnson. The Longhorns won, 79-68, Tuesday in Austin, Texas.
BYU running back Harvey Unga carries Oregon State safety Cameron Collins into the end zone for a touchdown in the Las Vegas Bowl. BYU won, 44-20, Tuesday in Las Vegas.
Carol Carr’s grandson, Alex Pickerel, 11, “helps” with the autumn leaves. Carr, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Consumer Reports has suggestions for last-minute electronic gifts, including the Acer Aspire One netbook.
A shopper waits in a checkout line with a Zhu Zhu Pet hamster and other items Nov. 27 at the Toys “R” Us in Camp Hill, Pa. Those who haven’t gotten their hands on Zhu Zhu pets yet may have to wait until after Christmas.
A woman tries on a pair of 2010 glasses on sale in New York City. Many people doubted that the popular New Year’s Eve eyewear would survive after the convenient double zeroes gave way to a number with “1” in the third position. But spectacle makers took on the challenge with varying — and mostly symmetrical — results.
John Schmidt holds his two favorite photos of him and his best friend, Carl Arentson. Arentson, who died in October, donated five of his organs to help save the lives of others. It’s an act that Schmidt says he “feels tremendously good about.”
Kansas forward Marcus Morris swings on the rim after finishing a dunk against California during the first half, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor soars in for a bucket around California forward Jamal Boykin during the first half, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse.
A car ended up off the road and upside down Tuesday night, Dec. 22, at the intersection of N.1250 Road and East 1500 Road. The driver of the car managed to get out and was transported to LMH.
Kyle Ramer, 6, of Lawrence, works on a pine cone decorating project at Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th St. The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department helped parents out Tuesday with a “Holiday Parents Day Off” program. Children out of school made holiday decorations for people in assisted living facilities.